John Shelley Detweiler III ’72 died on November 22, 2004, at his home in Bowdoin, Maine.
Born on July 23, 1949, in Los Angeles, CA, he prepared for college at the Choate School in Wallingford, CT, and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1972, he attended a summer semester in music at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France. He returned to the Brunswick area, where for some years he was the owner of BFD Logging in Bowdoinham. A professional musician, he also gave piano lessons in Brunswick. He was married to Frances Leyman in 1974, and they shared many experiences around the world, including scuba diving in Honduras and backpacking and rafting in Chile.